The city of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, has issued a Request for Proposals for LED streetlights.
Campbell River has set policies of environmental sustainability policies that it plans to reach by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, promotion of renewable energy and implementation of energy efficiency practices. In 2010, the city committed to the British Columbia Climate Action Charter to become carbon neutral in its operations by the year 2012. In accordance with these goals, the city of Campbell River is planning the city’s first installation of energy efficient LED streetlighting.
Campbell River is in the process of initiating a pilot installation of 93 new LED streetlight fixtures which will be installed on South Dogwood Street from Jubilee Parkway to Cortez Road. The proposed project will be funded by grants and municipal taxation. The new LED fixtures will replace existing 150 watt high pressure sodium (HPS) cobrahead streetlights. The city currently owns and maintains 1,900 HPS streetlights. “This pilot project will help us to determine if LEDs will be used in future replacements or new installations,” said Clinton Crook, assistant purchasing manager for the city of Campbell River. As a municipal utility, Campbell River will realize immediate energy cost savings from the reduced energy consumption of the energy efficient streetlights.
According to the bid document, bidders are encouraged to provide options for dimming and power control for the new luminaires. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is for the purchase of the fixtures only. Installation of the fixtures is not part of the bid. Complete proposals must be submitted to City of Campbell River by Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Additionally, bid prices must be in Canadian funds. The bid document can be accessed here.